|Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 - 05:31 pm: ||
My Pen Argyl slates are about a hundred years old. They look much different than new Pen Argyl slate. I think I read in the Slate Roof Bible that this type of slate is not recyclable.
Therefore, would I be better off making repairs with new Pen Argyl slate which doesn't match by a long shot or should I try to find used Pen Argyl slate with white calcium deposits and rust spots to match but give up the longevity?
How long will it take for the new slate to weather and reasonably match the old slate?
|Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 - 01:43 pm: ||
I would use the old slates. You can probably find older ones that are still in pretty good condition which will match your roof much better than new ones. It would take new ones many years to weather enough to blend in the the old ones.